More Volvos for Advance Construction Scotland


Blantyre based Advance Construction Scotland Ltd has purchased another package of Volvo excavators which are all incremental to the company’s already massive fleet of equipment with options for even more machines later this year.

 Having purchased their first Volvo compact excavators seven years ago, then again in 2012, the machines have proved themselves well on Advance Construction’s projects. “Opting for Volvo has proved to be a good decision for us. The machines have performed faultlessly, they give a good return on the investment and not least have been well appreciated by our machine operators, so as we continue to expand, opting for more Volvo excavators hasn’t been a difficult decision,” says Advance Construction’s plant manager, Gareth Mollan. “This time though, we’ve added an initial three EC140E excavators along with a 1.8 tonne EC18D and a reduced swing ECR88D and will be looking to add more Volvos in the immediate future.”

“One of the key factors to our continuing success and growth is retaining good excavator operators and so we take particular notice of their opinions,” continues Gareth. “Needless to say we find ourselves ordering more and more Volvo branded machines as they are much appreciated and very well-liked by the more discerning excavator operator.”

Founded in 1993 by Seamus Shields, Advance Construction Scotland Ltd provides professional groundworks and civil engineering services and offers a complete package of labour, plant and materials delivered by qualified and experienced engineers and site operatives. Covering the whole of Scotland, the family run company now employing 1,400 people with an impressive £160m turnover projected for 2018, has gained an enviable reputation specializing in major contracts across the private sector in social housing and within the public sector, including hospitals and schools.  Specific services include: bulk earthworks, drainage, road construction, utilities and hard and soft landscaping. 

SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.